33 thoughts on “FMD: Oldies”

  1. 1. Wild Horses -- The Flying Burrito Brothers -- Gilded Palace of Sin
    2. Everything Falls Apart -- Hüsker Dü -- Everything Falls Apart And More
    3. Expecting To Fly -- Neil Young -- Decade
    4. The New Style -- Beastie Boys -- Licensed To Ill
    5. Dusty Bushworms -- Guided By Voices -- Suitcase 2: American Superdream Wow
    6. Drag Days -- Guided By Voices -- Under The Bushes Under The Stars
    7. When Darkness Falls -- Mekons -- The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
    8. Yellow Ledbetter -- Pearl Jam -- Vitalogy
    9. Dalliance -- The Wedding Present -- Seamonsters
    10. It's Coming On -- The Bevis Frond -- White Numbers

    B1. Kicked in the Sun -- Built to Spill -- Perfect From Now On
    B2. Brinx Job -- Pavement -- Wowee Zowee

  2. Can I get any of my newly-added "oldies" in my shuffle? (Answer: No.)

    1. Shamir “On the Regular” On the Regular
        a. Northern Mockingbird “Song” (Cornell Essential Set)
    2. Bonny 'Prince' Billy “Wai” The Letting Go
    3. Andy Stott “On Oath” Faith in Strangers
    4. Baaba Maal “Koni” Nomad Soul
    5. Eric Copeland “Hermaphrodites”* Hermaphrodite

    6. KRS-One “I Can't Wake Up”* Return of the Boom Bap
        b. Kentucky Warbler “Song” (The Warbler Guide)
    7. Kacey Musgraves “Blowin' Smoke” Same Trailer Different Park*
    8. Mitski “Square (Solo Piano Version)” Retired from Sad, New Career in Business*
        c. Scarlet Tanager “Song” (Cornell Master Set)
    9. Eric Copeland “Whorehouse Blues” Whorehouse Blues 7"
    T. Eric Copeland “Fun Dink Death” Doo Doo Run 7"
    E. Black Dice* “Rodriguez” Mr. Impossible

    5. Not exactly a title track, like Basement Jaxx's "Cish Cash" (off Kish Kash) or Tool's "Ænema" (off Ænima) or... I can't think of any more right now, but I'm sure I know of dozens.
    6. Chorus: "I'm a blunt / being smoked / and I can't wake up." It's a dream about being a marijuana-filled cigar and being smoked by a series of the early-90s biggest hip-hop stars (and some from the 80s that hadn't yet been rolled off the list).
    7. Why am I so bothered by this album title's lack of a comma?
    8. This one has a comma. Thank you, Mitski!
    E. Eric Copeland's Band. Looks like the iPod was in an Eric Copeland mood. Good think I didn't give it any Terrestrial Tones to choose from (Eric's side project with Avey Tare from Animal Collective that isn't any good).

    1. Confession related to your comma consternation: on my FMD lists, I apply title casing to album names regardless of how the title is listed on my iDevice or on the album cover itself.

      1. I do as well. It bothers me so much when iTunes imports things and capitalizes every dang word.
        My iTunes has that Shamir track as "On The Regular" and the Stott album as Faith In Strangers (which I read as Faith Log Base e Strangers because sans-serif font and math major).
        I kept "Up" capitalized on the KRS-One track because I consider it to be an adjective, not a dangling preposition. Further, "Wake Up" is an idiom.

        Mitski, in addition to having the comma (right there on the album cover, too), also had her album title come in from Bandcamp with the proper capitalization.

        1. Upon reading your link more, I think I default to capitalizing conjunctions in title case.
          I blame my middle school teacher.

          I also have a tendency to capitalize words (particularly nouns) for a little more emphasis. Like when I typed the first line here, I capitalized "Title Case".
          I blame my German heritage.

          I'm strongly in favor of using title case on English nomenclature for flora and fauna.
          "There are many species of yellow warblers, but only one is a Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia."
          "There are three species of American goldfinches, of which the most widespread is the American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis."

          I capitalize "River" when it refers to the Mississippi.

    1. Oh yeah, about that, drop your nominations, everyone. I'm thinking submissions by next Wednesday (dedicated post, maybe?), and release on the 21st, the first day of summer.

      1. What's the rules on the Summer Mix submissions? Just songs we like? Do they have to specifically relate to summer in some way?

          1. AMR can chime in, but I believe the outline is submit ≤3 songs (spoilered). The first song gets in automatically, and the other 2 will be considered. The theme is "Summer Mix". Beyond that, I think it can be left up to your interpretation.

            1. Sounds good.
              I would have accepted any sabotage*, but called out the jerk.
              *such as,

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        1. My criteria is songs I would want to play real loud with the car top down. Since I live in Minnesota, that could only happen during the summer.

  3. 1. Wheeler Brothers - "Heather" - Gold Boots Glitter
    2. The 1975 - "The 1975" - The 1975
    3. Cold War Kids - "Jailbirds" - Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
    4. The Hold Steady - "Massive Night" - Boys And Girls In America
    5. DC Talk - "Jesus Freak" - Jesus Freak

    6. Death Cab for Cutie - "Death Of An Interior Decorator" - Transatlanticism
    7. Lana Del Rey - "Young And Beautiful" - Music From Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby
    8. Flogging Molly - "Rise Up" - Speed of Darkness
    9. Blitzen Trapper - "Love The Way You Walk Away" - American Goldwing
    10. Queens Of The Stone Age - "The Vampyre Of Time And Memory" - ...Like Clockwork

    1. Ooooh. The rare same band name, song title, album title trifecta. It's a rarity in the wild, almost unheard of at FMD. I can think of two others (Wilco, Bad Company). (Although Wilco kind of cheats by putting in parens The Song, The Album, The Band).

      1. Deep Forest "Deep Forest" Deep Forest
        Mohn "Mohn" Mohn

        I'm sure I have lots more on techno/jungle/etc genres.
        Even more first or only* singles sharing the artist's name, but that's not quite right.
        Or where the tracks are untitled and typically assigned numbers and album names.
        Like Gas "Gas 1" Gas.

        *especially for a one-off alias.

      2. We've had that discussion before. I think I have 3 such songs in my library if I remember correctly.

  4. 01. “Exit Does Not Exist” – Modest MouseThis Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
    02. “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” – Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
    03. “Baby (Eat A Critter, Feel It’s Wraith)” – The BlowPaper Television
    04. “Just In Case You Quit Me” – Tanya DonnellyWhiskey Tango Ghosts
    05. “Worms” – YeasayerAll Hour Cymbals
    06. “Mister Kidneys” – OFS UnlimitedEccentric Soul Vol. 7: The Prix Label
    07. “What A Surprise” – The Plastics Revolution - The Plastics Revolution
    08. “Free Or Dead” – Atmosphere - Lucy Ford
    09. “Dirtywhirl” – TV On The RadioReturn To Cookie Mountain
    10. “The Individual” – SpiritualizedLadies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

    This list is excessively wordy.

  5. “Baby (Eat A Critter, Feel It’s Wraith)”
    "Babay (Eat a Critter, Feel Its Wrath" FTFY

      1. Gah! And since I'd logged out, I can't even go back and edit to fix it. Furthermore, it should have been a nested reply rather than a new LTE.

  6. Here's a nice Steve Hackett track to go with the past WGOM Book thread; reminiscent of Pink Floyd "Learning to Fly"

  7. Short list this week:

    01. Iron Maiden - "Trooper", Piece of Mind
    02. Iron Maiden - "Trooper", Piece of Mind
    03. Iron Maiden - "Trooper", Piece of Mind

    Iron Maiden - "Trooper", Piece of Mind

    In other words, I'm finishing up my third cask Trooper at a pub near the Manchester airport at the moment.

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  9. 1. Smoke Two Joints – Sublime
    2. Who Needs Ya – Steppenwolf
    3. Lady on the Water – Blitzen Trapper
    4. Another Drinkin’ Song – The Mighty Mighty BossTones
    5. Out From Inside – Imperial Teen

    6. Boom Boom Boom – Rare Blend
    7. Black or White – Michael Jackson
    8. Shit Towne – Live
    9. You Won’t See Me Tonight – Nas
    10. Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song – Waylon Jennings

    B. Holiday – Weezer

  10. "Dont Go Away" - Oasis
    "Manic Monday" - The Bangles
    "Free Fallin'" - Tom Petty
    "Situation Vacant" - The Kinks
    "Tightrope" - Stevie Ray Vaughan

    "Viet Nam" - The Minutemen
    "The Hipster" - Black Joe Lewis
    "1901" - Phoenix
    "Cant Stand Losing You"- The Police
    "Aint Too Proud to Beg" - The Temptations

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